August 2007

Online Boat Launch Ramp Locator Helps Trailer

Boaters, PWC Owners Find New Cruising Grounds

Have a trailerable boat but want to explore new waterways?

Trailer boat cruisers, pontooners, water skiers, and PWC owners don't have to settle for the same old water thanks to a free, online Boat Launch Ramp Locator at

The Ramp Locator offers over 25,000 locations to launch a boat, including municipal or state boat ramps, marinas, boat clubs, private sites, and other locations that offer trailer-boat access. Now, planning a trip to a new lake, river, or bay can easily be done from the comfort of your own home.

Trailer boaters can take advantage of the Ramp Locator's detailed launch site descriptions, including parking information, hours of operation, boat size or motor restrictions, water depths, docking facilities, camping information, local services available, and contact information including Web site links and phone numbers. Fishing tips and species information, as well as information on water depths and stocking programs, is also included.

If you know of a boat ramp location not listed, you can easily submit the information and get a free trailer ball hitch cover from the BoatUS Trailering Club. The Club offers 24/7 roadside and towing assistance for boat trailer breakdowns as well as tow vehicles, launch ramp fee rebates, and a subscription to BoatUS Trailering magazine with information on towing techniques, how-to, destinations and more.

Go to or call (800) 245-6923 for more information.